In talks with FBI, will bring Dawood back to India, says Shinde
Posted on: 09:28 AM IST Jan 09, 2014
Mumbai: Union Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde on Wednesday said that the Indian government along with US intelligence agency FBI is working towards bringing India's most wanted underworld don Dawood Ibrahim to India.
"Efforts are on to track Dawood. We are in talks with the FBI," Shinde said in Solapur.
Earlier in September 2012 also, Shinde had said that Dawood will be also brought back to India to face justice. "We will bring one by one. All will come. Just wait," he said.
Dawood, who heads a vast and multifaceted illegal business, emerged as India's most wanted terrorist after the 1993 Mumbai bombings, which he allegedly organised and financed. According to the US, Dawood maintains close links with terror outfit al-Qaeda.
As a result, the US declared him as a "global terrorist" and pursued the matter before the United Nations in an attempt to freeze his assets around the world and crack down on his operations. Dawood is believed to be living in Pakistan.
During Shinde's tenure, security agencies successfully brought back several wanted terrorists including Sayed Zabiuddin Ansari alias Abu Jundal, key plotter of Mumbai attack terrorists Fasih Mahmood aka Fasih Mohammed, Abdul Karim Tunda and Yasin Bhatkal. Shinde was made the Home Minister on July 31 2011.